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Our Process Reveal Our Purpose!

28 Sep

Our Processes Reveal Our Purpose!

As I was thinking about so many of my friends and family that are going through much heartache and pain, I found myself meditating on how God purposely uses what is going on in our lives to help encourage others.

This statement comes from my simple understanding of faith! Knowing that God is faithful to us and will use everything we walk through to bring us into our purpose.  He uses all of our processes to help us.  His main objective is to help us realize the big why.  Why was I created and what is my purpose?  I believe again it is quite simple, so that He can pour His love through us  by speaking  His words, being His hands and His feet, and letting His heart be extended to others to let them know He has a hope and a future, an expected end for them to do them good and not evil!

Regardless of all of the religious reasoning behind why bad things happen to good people, this I know to be true! God is a good God!  He is a Father with a Father heart.  What father in the natural unless he had mental issues would inflict pain on their child to try to teach them something!  Would you put sickness, disease or other horrible things on your children to try to teach them?  As ridiculous as that sounds, why do people think of God in that way?

This is the tricky part of our process! God uses the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Everything we go through, God will use for our good, but that doesn’t mean that everything we go through is good!  Did you get that?  Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father but that doesn’t mean that bad things will not come to us or touch our lives.  Bad things happen to good people and in contrast, good things happen to bad people all the time, right?

James 1:17 (KJV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

The Bible also states the following:

Matthew 5:45 (KJV) That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

What does that mean? Simply stated Christians are not immune to trouble!  Many think that because we are Christian that nothing bad will or should ever touch our lives, but there is nothing in the scripture that supports that statement. If we live in this world, and are of the human race, than we will experience trouble and pain, but we have Emanuel-God with us!

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

So my point in writing to you today, especially if you sometimes feel lost in your pain, or let’s be honest maybe you feel like God has abandoned you in your most desperate hour of need, is to   assure you and to encourage you that you are not alone in your pain.  The Lord knows exactly where you are and knows how to turn all things to help you and to comfort you!  He also knows how to bring you to a place of total victory where you will be able to use the things you’ve walked through to help others walk through as well! This is His true father heart for you!

 Isaiah 61:1-11 (KJV)61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

8 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations

Thank you for taking your time out to read today! I hope that if you are the one today that is in pain and need to be comforted that you will reach out to this loving Father through Jesus who suffered all pain so that He could relate to yours. If you do not have a relationship with the Lord then it is so easy to become His child and receive his salvation (complete wholeness in every area of your life)!

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

That’s it, simply accept Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior over everything in your life (yes that means all of your pain and heartache, over all the good, the bad, and the ugly) and believe in your heart that God our Father raised him from the dead for you! Now tell someone (confess) that you accepted what He did for you! Viola, you have become a New child of God!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

I would love to hear from you and what the Lord has done in your life! Please feel free to leave comments and let me know how the Lord has helped you!

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A Whirl Wind!

8 Sep

A Whirl Wind!

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve just sit down to do a regular blog post!  After the Whirl Wind month of August where I finished up my Video Blogging of my Romance/Suspense Novel If Oak Trees Could Talk, I also became a  #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of my new book 5 Steps to Birthing Your Dreams A Spiritual Midwife’s Manual.  Honestly, I’ve been on a pretty amazing high as I am still riding on Top 100 Amazon New Releases

I remember the first blog that I ever posted which was six years ago now!  Wow, the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is so true.  I was so unsure if I really had anything to say, but once I began writing, it would flow out of me each week, sometimes two or even three post a week! No one could possibly know that I spent many hours journaling and dreaming about a life that I hoped to someday have. So why am I looking back?   I am looking back because even though I am enjoying a level of success at this moment with my writing, I remember that I spent many years when I wasn’t for sure if anyone was even interested in what I had to say through my writings.  I would write with no reaction whatsoever.  However, do you know what I learned, when everyone and everything was quiet, I learned that I have passion, tenacity and just plain old determination. I also learned that as I spent time with the Lord, that He would fill my heart with such hope of a great future!  As I continued to write, I found that I had plenty to say, and eventually people began to listen and be encouraged!

My goal in all of these years has not changed, in all my writings, whether it be blogs, newsletters, or books, my goal is to always encourage those who read to never, never give up on your dreams!  It may be taking longer than you thought it would, but be encouraged.  God is a redeemer of all time.  Just know that nothing is a waste of time or energy.  If you tried something and it failed, learn from it and move on and try it a different way!  Just don’t quit! Don’t wallow in self-pity because you feel like a failure, nope, get up and try again!  One day you will look back and realize Wow, Look how far I’ve really come!

Part 48 If Oak Trees Could Talk

28 Jul

Part 48 If Oak Trees Could Talk! 

Have you ever had one of those rewarding moments where all of your hard work on a project is seemingly beginning to pay off? Well, Thank God, I am having one of those moments.  I’ve gotten some great news about my latest book that I’ve been working on.  The results of the rewards are not quite known yet as I have gotten an open invitation to do something that I’ve only dreamed to do, but my expectations are high!  Honestly, I am so humbled by what the Lord is doing already with my new book, 5 Steps to Birthing a Dream A Spiritual Midwife’s Manual which will be available in a few weeks, that I am blown away!

 I wanted to thank all of you who voted for my new cover!  If you haven’t voted yet please CLICK HERE ,  and vote, as there is still a short amount of  time. Your reward will be a  FREE Download of my latest book on Kindle for helping me out!  I must stress however, please fill out the information so that I know that you have voted.  I have to your information so that I can notify you of the winning cover and when your book will be available! If you do not fill it out, then I can’t send it to you! 

In the meantime, however,I want to get on with the Video Blog of book at hand, for If Oak Trees Could Talk! . This has been one of my dearest stories!  Unconditional love is the key, my dear friends, to all long and endearing relationships!  In this Romance/Suspense Novel If Oak Trees Could Talk! I hope that I have painted a picture with my words that displays this kind of love in Helen’s and Henry’s love for one another!

We will pick back up in Chapter 21 The Final Plans

Amelia left and immediately drove to see Mr. Howard, the lawyer of her parents. Mr. Howard had been a longtime friend to her family and had handled every legal issue that they ever had.   She presented him with everything that had happened at Glenview. She told him everything that she suspected and what Mr. Hodges and Sheriff Eugene threatened her with if she didn’t bring her parents back. Amelia also handed him all of the paperwork that she had received when her parents were signed in and were admitted to Glenview. Lastly she handed him the new pills that Henry was given and told Mr. Howard that suddenly he had a diagnosis of having severe allergies on his chart.   He looked Amelia straight in the eye as she gave him the pills.  He then looked over the paperwork thoroughly that she handed to him.

“Well let me put your mind at ease Ms. Amelia, I have wonderful news.  “Mr. Hodges at Glenview has nothing to stand on. Ms. Amelia, you acted as your parents’ power of attorney while they were ill which they gave you legal right to do.  You freely signed them in and you can check them out anytime you desire to do so. Mr. Hodges knows this and he is facing terroristic threats in my professional opinion and that Sheriff want to be Eugene is using his office of authority illegally. There is not one thing Mr. Hodges can do about your parents legally, if you chose to walk your parents out this very second. Your dear parents have their medical insurance and Veterans’ health care benefits that Glenview recognizes so there shouldn’t be an issue with remaining or outstanding expenses. I think we need to get to the bottom of what’s really going on with Mr. Hodges at Glenview.  I will do it very discretely of course, but I am going to make a few phone calls.  Did you say that Mr. Henderson at the Times had some information about Mr. Hodges?   I think I should have me a little conversation with Mr. Henderson first.  I will get back to you.  Will you be home this evening.

            “Yes Sir, as a matter of fact, Mr. Henderson and Nurse Applegate are supposed to be at my house this evening.  Why don’t you just join us, Mr. Howard?  

            “Well little lady, don’t mind if I do, kill two birds with one stone as they say”

            “Thank you Mr. Howard, You’re welcome to come around seven thirty this evening then.”  Amelia said as she breathed a deep breath and left Mr. Howard’s office. 

            After Amelia had left, Helen and Henry decided to take her up on her suggestion.            “Let’s get out of this room!”  Helen suggested.  She was hoping to sway Henry from doing anything crazy.   “They probably have some kind of activities going on in the activity center.  We probably have a lot of friends down there that would be glad to see that we are doing so well!”  Helen convinced.  “It will help us past the time while we wait on Amelia to do what she needs to and we get out of this place!” 

            Henry nodded yes in agreement.  He held the door for Helen as they headed down the hallway to find the activity room.    They walked to the nurse’s station to ask for directions to the activity room when they turned around they ran right into Mr. Hodges.

            “And where do you two think you are going?”  He asked rather rudely.

            “We just thought that we would go work a puzzle or do some kind of activity in the activity room!”  Helen spoke up rather quickly.  Henry just looked down at the floor, rung his hands and mumbled so low that he could barely be heard.  He then mumbled a little louder and Helen and Mr. Hodges could hear the word Ghost.

            “Very well, it’s right around the corner.”  Mr. Hodges said as he looked at Henry in total disgust.  “How are your severe allergies?” Mr. Hodges asked extremely loud so it gained the attention of all that were in the lobby.                   

            Henry offered no response one way or the other as he wanted Mr. Hodges to think that he must still be very ill or drugged up because of the severe allergy medication! They moved on and soon found the room.  When inside the residents that were able and that knew the Tyler’s stood up and cheered them!  They admired them for escaping and trying to gain their lives back, for each of them wished they could do the same  When Henry and Helen scoped the room they seen many of their friends and family that had fallen to sickness or just came to Glenview to live so they would have assistance and not be alone.  It was hard to fathom for Henry and Helen that someone would actually choose to live in a place like this, however Henry could have compassion on them for he was alone without his Helen and knew how difficult loneliness was.  Henry really wanted to socialize but to keep up the pretense that he was still not well, he couldn’t really be himself. Normally Henry and Helen were the social butterflies at any party.  They brought their exuberant zeal for life wherever they went.  It attracted people to them because they longed to have what they saw in the Tyler’s lives.

            They found a place and fit right in with the others who were playing various games, crocheting, knitting, puzzles, piano playing!  It was actually like a party and Helen and Henry were glad they came.  They needed activity in their lives, for Helen could not sit in that room any longer regardless of how nice it was. 

            Because Henry couldn’t really be himself, he whispered to Helen “I will be right back!”  He stepped out into the hall and went toward the cafeteria as he could see its big double doors in plain sight. Just for a second, Henry felt lost.  He forgot why he stepped out of the room.  As he walked toward the doors, he heard voices coming toward him. He panicked.   He seen the red sign that read Stairs on the door, he quickly dove in.  He listened outside the door as his heart pounded wildly.   It was Sheriff Eugene and Mr. Hodges.  “Come to my office around eight o’clock or eight-thirty tonight Mr. Hodges told Eugene.  We have to end this one!” Mr. Hodges said in a hateful determined voice.

            “Yes Sir, I’ll meet you there!”  Sheriff Eugene said as if he were a little child taking orders.

            “Henry whispered, “Okay, I understand now.  He had perfect timing. This could be it!  The Ghost will do his thing and be at the enemy’s camp to hear what they plan.  This will be just like the missions that I have done in the service!” 

            When Mr. Hodges and Sheriff Eugene left the hallway, they continued to walk into the cafeteria.  Henry rushed out of the stairwell door and practically ran to get back into the activity center so that if Mr. Hodges went by and peeked in, he would be none the wiser to what Henry was up to.  Henry felt an exhilaration running through him.  It was pure adrenalin.   How was he going to calm himself until it was time for the Ghost to be loosed was the challenge. 

Thank you once again for “tuning in” or reading along with me!  It is my hope that you have been enjoying my Romance/Suspense novel, If Oak Trees Could Talk, for it has been my pleasure to share it with you!  As always I would love to hear from you.  I want to thank all of you that have begun following my WordPress blogs.  Please continue to “tune it” as we are moving right along through the book.

If you are interested in obtaining your own copy of If Oak Trees Could Talk! or any of my other books, please visit my Amazon Author Page here!  Also If you are new to my Video Blogs and would like to catch up on the story from the beginning please check out the archives in this blog or simply Subscribe to my blogs or to my  Youtube Videos as they are numbered and in order!  When you Subscribe to my WordPress Blogs, I have a wonderful free gift for you as my thank you! I am also a weekly contributor to The Lakeview Times.   All of my videos are published each week at http://www.lakeviewtimes.com


Part 44 If Oak Trees Could Talk!

23 Jun

Part 44 If Oak Trees Could Talk!

Hello Friends what an awesome week it has been so far! Thank you once again for checking in each week and either reading along or “tuning in” to my Video Blogs of If Oak Trees Could Talk! As stated before when I started doing videos on by book I had no idea how long it would take, but again so appreciate all of you for hanging in here with me. We only have three chapters to go after this video so we will come to the end of the story in just a few short weeks.
I also want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for going on to Amazon.com and downloading my free book Tell the Enemy to Scat! During the free promotion, I stayed around #2 in two categories which were awesome and even #13 in another one. However, if you didn’t get the chance to get my book free, you still can as I am giving it away as a free gift to you! So I again I am so grateful for you guys and gals for all of the follows and support.
Now on we go to the end of Chapter 20 Common Friends!

As the two women were laughing, the waiter brought them their pie and coffee.
“Oh, yummy, this looks delicious.” Melba announced. “Thank you. I have had a sweet tooth a lot lately. This pie should hit the spot!” She said with a little giggle.
“Do you want Ice cream on yours?” Amelia asked as she too was eager to dig into hers. I can have them to heat it up and top it with Ice cream and caramel sauce!” She said as she pretended to drool.
“Oh goodness, no I think I will just enjoy it without the frills.” Melba said as she plunged her fork in to get the first bite. “Oh my goodness, that is so delicious?” She continued.
“I’ve never had a better slice of pie anywhere! Now, my Momma is a wonderful cook, but even she can’t make pies like Ms. Maggie makes them!” Amelia said as she licked the back of her spoon to get some of the gooey filling off.
“So you say that you’ve not lived in Mason Creek very long?” Amelia asked, just to get to know Melba a little better.
“No, I’ve been here a little over six months. I moved when my father got transferred to Glenview. Unfortunately I have not made one friend since I’ve gotten here. It’s my own fault though. The people in Mason Creek seem friendly enough, but I work a lot of hours so that I can spend time with my father!” Melba answered.
“Well, I will be your friend!” Amelia suggested as she licked her spoon again. “I need someone that I can go hang out with! I need someone that will eat delicious fattening pie with me!” She continued with an impish smile that looked like her Dads.
“Well, you got it! I love pie! Melba agreed as she accepted Amelia’s invitation.
“So, how is your father doing today?” Amelia asked.
“Well, he is probably like your parents. He has his good days and bad. The important thing for my Dad is that he keeps looking ahead. He battles with depression because of my mother passing. Honestly, If I didn’t keep after him, he would probably rather give up then live. He’s all that I have. I do not have brothers or sisters. I have only one great aunt that lives in Savannah, but we do not have a close relationship. I sometimes feel like I’m being selfish, but I need him!” Melba said as she felt like she could be open with Amelia since they had so much in common.
“No, it is not selfish to want your parents to live and to be well and happy! Outside of my husband and boys, my parents are my life. I don’t have siblings either, so my parents doted over me!” Amelia shared. “That’s why I am so determined, that I will not let anyone hurt them!” Amelia stated as she alluded to the reason for her and Melba’s meeting.
“Well, that is why I work the way that I do. I guess I think if I am with my father that no one can get to him. They cannot get to him without going through me first!” Melba said with a stern look that appeared upon her face.
“I understand. I was blown away when I found out about the threats to my parents. I probably would not have believed any of it if I had not argued with Mr. Hodges myself!” Amelia said as she whispered his name. “I can’t tell you about all that he tried to get by with today. He must have thought I was stupid, but he has made the mistake of letting me see who he really is. He is an evil person and he’s going down! Even when my parents go home, I will not rest while knowing what he is doing to those poor precious people. Most of those people are friends and neighbors that I grew up knowing. They were honest, hardworking, souls who do not deserve to live their last days on earth tormented by some tyrant!” Amelia ranted as she realized the more she talked the louder she became. She then whispered again, “I have a lot of evidence already, but I need to know what you know! Right now, everything would be just my word against his word. He’s got so many people deceived into thinking that Glenview is a nice peaceful place, instead of what it truly is. It makes me sick to think of him living out his little egotistical fancy at the expense of our parents!”
The more that Amelia talked the angrier she became. Mr. Hodges would have to go through her as well if he thought that he would harm her parents in anyway. She was determined with or without Nurse Applegate’s help to see him go to jail and fired from Glenview.
“I totally agree. Count me in. I have a lot that I’ve seen and know is happening. I just prefer to find a safer place to tell about them. I do not want retaliation paid to my father because that tyrant is pissed at me! You understand, right?” Melba whispered, so as not to be heard.
“Okay, I have someone I want you to meet. He had already been investigating but he needs more people to come forward. I will let you know when. We can meet at my house if you want. I will buy one of Maggie’s pies!” Amelia bribed.
“That’s extortion!” Melba chuckled. “I will do what I can to help. I knew that I could not do this alone. I am so glad that we met. I promise I will keep an eye out on your parents. If I see anything suspicious at all I will let you know. I just have to do it in a way that it does not bring attention to me. I have to protect my father and cannot lose my job!” Melba said again at a whisper.
When the two ladies finished off their pie and coffee, it was getting late. Amelia wanted to get to Glenview early the next morning so as to see how her parents were. The fact that her Daddy suggested that he was going to try to be the “inside man” made Amelia feel very nervous. She knew her Daddy. Henry was like an ornery cat in that he was curious and poked his nose into things that he shouldn’t. She knew that he would not rest until Mr. Hodges was arrested. Amelia, however, did not want him to fall prey to Mr. Hodges until that happened.
Thank you once again for “tuning in” or reading along with me! It is my hope that you have been enjoying my Romance/Suspense novel, If Oak Trees Could Talk, for it has been my pleasure to share it with you! As always I would love to hear from you. I want to thank all of you that have begun following my WordPress blogs. Please continue to “tune it” as we are moving right along through the book.
If you are interested in obtaining your own copy of If Oak Trees Could Talk! or any of my other books, please visit my Amazon Author Page here! Also If you are new to my Video Blogs and would like to catch up on the story from the beginning please check out the archives in this blog or simply Subscribe to my blogs or to my Youtube Videos as they are numbered and in order! When you Subscribe to my WordPress Blogs, I have a wonderful free gift for you as my thank you! I am also a weekly contributor to The Lakeview Times. All of my videos are published each week at http://www.lakeviewtimes.com


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18 Jun

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Tell the Enemy To Scat!

16 Jun

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Part 41 If Oak Trees Could Talk!

18 May

Part 41 If Oak Trees Could Talk

Welcome back to my video blog of my Romance/Suspense Novel If Oak Trees Could Talk!  Today I am excited because I have just finished the first draft of a brand new book!  I love it when your passion and your work can collide!  I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love.  Thank you for being a part of my next dream!  I am inspired by you and the different lives that all of you live! It is my desire to “Inspire One Dreamer at a Time, Spirit, Soul, and Body! We may all come from different walks of life, but we all have one thing in common and that is that we were born to communicate with one another!  My blogs are one way I have found to do that!

If you have enjoyed my blogs and the reading of my book, I would love to give you  as my free gift, one of my free Ebooks entitled Tell the Enemy to Scat!”  The paperback retails for $7.99 on Amazon, but I would love to simply bless you with a free download when you click here! Once again thank you!

Today we begin in a new chapter of If Oak Trees Could Talk!

Chapter 19

Henry the Spy

 Henry had awakened to his sweet Helen lying next to him.  He smiled at her and gently removed his arm from underneath her.  He could see that it was beginning to get dark and wondered how long they had slept.  Their room was strange to Henry and he became a little disoriented again.  He hated the feeling of panic that overwhelmed him.  He walked to the window and could see that it had been raining.  He looked outside to the beautiful gardens and at first he thought that he could have been home, but nothing else seemed familiar.  He needed his old friend to help him.

            He sat down at the end of the small couch and pictured the old Oak tree in his mind.  Immediately he was there under her branches, safe and carefree.  Suddenly the flood of memories of the past few days came back to him.  He smiled as he relived the beautiful time spent with Helen under the Oak tree and then in the sanctity of their home.  He also thought of Amelia, Robert, and the grand boys as they were his heart.  Suddenly as if a candle was lit in a dark room, Henry remembered Mr. Hodges and what he threatened to do and even attempted to do to them. He was angered and intended on doing something about it.

A plan, Henry thought, I have to come up with a plan.  Henry tried to remember the time he spent in the service.  His job was to be somewhat of a spy, in that he had to secretly locate the enemy’s location in order for his battalion of soldiers to plan their attacks.  Henry was nicknamed “The Ghost” by his fellow comrades and friends in the service. He had gotten so good at his job that he could practically walk into the enemy’s camp and listen to what they were saying.  Of course, he could not understand all of it because of the differences in the language that was spoken, however many times he understood enough to help his battalion win many battles.  As he continued to think about what he had to do in the service he tried to apply the same knowledge to Glenview or Mr. Hodges to be more precise.  Mr. Hodges was the enemy.  Henry needed to scope out the perimeter without being caught and plan his attack!

Helen suddenly rose up in the bed.  She was crying out Henry’s name! 

“I am right here dear!”  Henry said as he rushed to comfort her.  “You were just having a bad dream!”  He continued.

“Oh, no I wasn’t Henry.  We need to get out of this place!  We need to go home as soon as possible.”  Helen cried.

“Now, now dear, everything is going to be alright.  Look at how far we’ve both already come.  We have not come this far to be stopped by some crazy maniac on a power trip! I will not allow him to harm you in any way my sweet Helen.”  Henry promised.

“Henry I do not want you to go near Mr. Hodges.  I seriously believe that he would love to kill you!”  She explained as she trembled.

“Now, Helen, that may be so, but Mr. Hodges does not know that The Ghost is here.”  Henry said with his little crooked smile.

Helen thought that Henry had reverted back in his mind.  She had no idea what Henry specialized in when he was in the service.  All she knew was that it was the longest years of her life being without him.  Helen felt that being in Glenview without Henry being in his right mind felt almost the same as when he was in the service.  The only exception was that she could touch him and see him every day whether he remembered it or not.   “Henry are you doing okay?”  Helen asked very gingerly as she did not want to upset him.  “What or who is the Ghost? I don’t believe in ghost Henry.”  Helen stated as she looked into Henry’s eyes to see if he was with her. 

“Honey you may not believe in ghost, but you will dear, you will!”  Henry said again with a crooked smile.

“Henry what are you up to?  I recognize that look when you’re up to something! I don’t want you to go near Mr. Hodges.   He is a dangerous man! Promise me Henry!”  Helen ordered, but Henry just acted as though he did not hear her or understand. 

“Henry, promise me!” Helen once again demanded. 

“Okay, Henry promised.  I will just let the Ghost handle it!”

Henry took Helen’s face into his hands and kissed her gently.  I love you my Helen.  There is no one that is going to steal anymore time from us.  We will be home very soon.  We’ve worked hard to get back what was lost to us.  I refuse to lose it again!” 

“Yes, Henry, you’ve had to come further than I think I have, but we are here aren’t we!”  Helen said with a smile.  Just as she had gotten those words out of her mouth there was a knock on the door.  She looked at Henry with a frightened look and the color drained out of her face. 

“Stay calm dear, do not let on that we suspect a thing!” Henry warned.

 Before when someone knocked on the door it was always either Amelia or Nurse Wanda, or possibly Helen’s doctors or her therapist. Now she, like Henry was in very unfamiliar territory and realized how frightened he must have been the past months. 

            Henry ran and got into bed.  He stared straight ahead as he did before when he wasn’t well.  Helen didn’t like it but again the knock came at the door!

            “Come in!”  Helen answered.  Soon the door opened and it was Nurse Applegate. 

“Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler. Nurse Applegate said as she acted very friendly.

How was your rest?  I peeked in on you earlier and you seemed to be resting very well.  I didn’t want to disturb you.  I just wanted to see if you wanted to order something from the cafeteria before it closed?  It will close in the next half hour or so as it is just now Seven-thirty.”  She informed.               

  “We had a good rest dear, thank you!  Helen said sincerely. She then looked at Henry who was still staring forward as if he were in deep thought.  He never answered or said anything to Nurse Applegate about what he wanted, so Helen did as she had been doing

.           “Yes, Sweetie, could we get a couple of banana sandwiches please, one with peanut butter the other one with mayonnaise and maybe some lemon tea?” Helen asked as she placed both her and Henry’s order. 

            “Is Mr. Tyler okay?”  Nurse Applegate asked.  “I understand that he is doing better than what he was when he first come in?  I would hold in there Mrs. Tyler, sometimes these things have a way of working themselves out.”  Nurse Applegate encouraged.

            “Yes, he is somewhat better.  Helen answered.  “We just want to be well and home.  I needed to ask you for a favor dear.  Could you make for sure that our things from our other rooms will be brought to us right away?  There is a huge picture of an old Oak tree framed and hanging on the wall that Henry has to have immediately.”  Helen said as she stressed the picture’s importance to Nurse Applegate. 

            “When I leave here, I will go immediately and check on your things. I will make for sure that the cleaning staff takes his picture from the wall and packs it with the rest of your things.  Is there anything else I can do for you?”  Nurse Applegate asked as she acted as if she was more than willing to serve Henry and Helen.

            “No Sweetie that is all we need.” Helen answered.

            “Well, I will return shortly with your meal and your medications. I know that you probably have not had any medications today unless you had some with you when you left yesterday.  Did you have any with you?”  Nurse Applegate asked. 

            “Yes, we had our medication, yesterday, before we went home, but none today.”  Helen said. She was very hesitant to say anything, as she suspected what Mr. Hodges had been using medications for.

            “May I get you anything else Mr. and Mrs. Tyler? 

            “No, Nurse Applegate, that is all, thank you.” Mrs. Tyler said, but all of a sudden Henry spoke up and said “Good morning, yes I want to go and see my old friend.  Let’s go!”


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